So, you’re going to take the big plunge: asking your significant other to marry you. For many people, presenting their partner with a ring is an important part of their proposal. Whether you decide to choose an engagement ring from your local jewelry store or you decide to get a custom-designed ring, there is one important thing you’ll need to know: what size ring your S.O. wears.
Of course, simply asking them what size ring they wear is not going to work if you’re trying to make your proposal a surprise. So how exactly can you figure out their ring size? Here are a few strategies that you can use:
Find a ring that they currently wear and get the size.
If your partner has any other rings that they wear, you can use it to approximate the size that they would wear for their engagement ring. There are a few ways to do this:
- Use a ring sizer. You can easily find printable ring sizers online, or you can even order one to measure the ring. We offer a ring sizing guide on our website to help you.
- Bring the ring to a jeweler. If you do this, make sure it’s a ring that they won’t miss! Working with a jeweler is the easiest way to make sure that the ring will fit.
- Measure the ring size on yourself. Don’t worry if the ring is too small for your finger. You can use a pen and draw a line on your finger below where the band sits. Then, you can visit a jeweler and get the ring sized based on the line.
Get their friends to help.
Sometimes, if you can get one of your partner’s friends to casually bring up ring size in conversation, they can find out the information and relay it back to you. Another option is to get one of their friends to visit a jewelry store while they’re out shopping together. Then, they can try on rings “just for fun,” and you’ll know their ring size for sure.
Measure their finger while they’re asleep.
This can be a tough one to pull off, but if your partner is a deep enough sleeper, you could use some string or fishing line to measure their finger while they’re asleep.
Tips for getting your partner’s ring size:
- Their dominant hand may be slightly larger than their non-dominant, so keep that in mind when looking at current rings.
- If you want to be able to slip on the finger during the proposal, it’s better to guess a size that’s slightly larger rather than one that’s smaller.
- Rings can be resized, so don’t stress too much if you can’t find your partner’s exact size.
Looking for the perfect engagement ring for your partner? Come visit Michael’s Jewelers at either our Yardley or Fairless Hills location. We’d be happy to help you take the next step in your relationship!